Kontos Building panels

A set of panels commemorating the 19th-century human remains found in an MCV Campus well in 1994

On Sept. 24, 2021, VCU leaders and members of the East Marshall Street Well Project Family Representative Council, planning committee and implementation committee unveiled four panels at the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building. The panels detail the story of the 19th-century human remains discovered in an abandoned well on the MCV Campus.

The panel unveiling was part of the VCU Office of Health Equity’s History and Health Program, which launched in March 2021 with the initial series focusing on racial equity. The multi-part virtual series began a journey of racial healing through virtual events that examine and challenge our understanding of VCU's role in the history of Richmond and our nation. The series recordings and modules are free and available for viewing.

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To learn about the history of the East Marshall Street Well, download the EMSW Kontos Building Brochure or visit our About page.

Infographic about the origin, finding, awakening and next chapter of the East Marshall Street Well